Rocky Mountain House RCMP seize guns and lay charges

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta – In response to a firearms complaint received early yesterday morning, Rocky Mountain House RCMP seized several firearms and later executed a search warrant at a residence.


On March 27, 2017, around 1:30 a.m., RCMP responded to a residence in the town of Rocky Mountain House. It was reported that a male was brandishing a firearm and then pointed it at several people. When officers arrived at the scene, five individuals were taken into police custody and a number of firearms were seized.

A search warrant was later executed in the residence which yielded an amount of controlled substances.

28-year-old Richard Chip Francoeur, of Rocky Mountain House, has been charged with possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace as well as five additional firearms offences. Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, he is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a controlled substance.

Francoeur remains in custody and will appear in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on March 29, 2017.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP